Archive for the ‘Whistler’ Category

Adding insult to injury

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Leaving Whistler to travel for the winter was a difficult decision; I had to keep reminding myself that I’ll never get a better chance to do an extended trip like this, and Whistler will still be there next winter, etc. I have been happy with my decision but every once in a while have second thoughts, e.g. when hearing about the record snowfall Whistler had last month.

I managed to forget about it for a few days, and upon arriving in Bangkok I checked my voicemail for the first time in weeks because my phone didn’t work in Japan. I had 16 messages waiting including a few nice birthday wishes, but among them were a series of automated messages from PowderFone (that I had signed up for last winter) saying things like “good morning, this is PowderFone, today Whistler has 20cm of fresh snow”.


Eight months in paradise

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Wow, what a year… I have been meaning to write something here for a while but whenever I try to think what to write I’m at a loss for words. Whistler is awesome. I might be stuck here for a while.

Photo: Flute Bowl Photo: Big air in black park Photo: Fresh tracks Photo: Michael Franti and Spearhead


Settled in my new home

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Whoa, long time no write! People keep bugging me to update my site, but as I wrote on the about this weblog page, I don’t plan to write much here until I really start travelling. Besides, all the best stories are better told in person :)


First powder day — 23cm!

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

This morning I got a wakeup call from PowderFone at 7:18am letting me know that 23cm of snow arrived overnight, woohoo!


Around the corner from Easy Street

Monday, February 20th, 2006

My apartment hunting was initially a bit depressing: I was intent on finding something within a short walk of the village, and my choice seemed to be either something like $600 for a twin bed in a small room shared with two other people (a couple apartments I looked at were shared 7 ways, 13 ways, …), or $1200-1400+ for a studio apartment, some unfurnished.

Finally, I found a place in Whistler Cay that had my name all over it: massive kitchen with a gas stove, two dishwashers and about 3 fridges, a fireplace, home theatre room with leather couches and a 4′ wide screen, wireless internet, plants, decks, a big trampoline in the back yard…


First week in Whistler

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Finally, after a packing and moving ordeal that I thought would never end, I made it to Whistler BC, my home for the next while.